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Film Studies A Level

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSE's graded A*-C including English at preferably grade B/6 or above.

Why Should You Take This Course?
Combines advanced reading and writing skills to cover a variety of topics including Genre, Narrative and Micro elements, Screenwriting and Film-making.


Course content
AS: Year 1
We study the structure and form of film through the study of Micro and Macro elements - construction, narrative and genre. The second area of study focuses on the production context of mainstream and independent film - with a specific focus on Hollywood and British cinema.
A2: Year 2
Developing the study of film form through critical and practical Coursework. The exam area of study concentrates on World Cinema. Spectatorship topics and the final area consolidates critical and theoretical analysis of film through a Single Film Critical Study.

How will I be assessed?
AS: Year 1
FM1 - Coursework: close analysis of a film extract of the students choosing and creative storyboarding.
FM2 - The exam focuses on: British and American film
A2: Year 2
FM3 - Film Research and Creative Projects
Small Scale Research Project focusing on a film concept area of your own choice and a creative project; either a screenplay or a short film production.
FM4 - Varieties of film experience: issues and debates. The three main topics are:
- World Cinema
- Spectatorship topics
- Single film: critical study
This is assessed through a written exam (50%).

Are there any special expenses?
Trips are an integral part of the Course for which you will be asked to pay.

What could I do next?
Film Studies, because of its academic nature, leads to a wide range of humanities and arts Courses at university and might prove a useful stepping stone to a media/film career or teaching.


How to apply for this course

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